Staggering results! Newcastle fans vote on whether Ameobi should sign new contract

Newcastle winger Sammy Ameobi is out of contract next summer - does he deserve a new one?

Newcastle have engineered a remarkable turnaround this season, going from two months without a win to six wins in the last eight games.

Manager Alan Pardew has placed his faith in young players recently, with Paul Dummett, Mehdi Abeid, Rolando Aarons and Ayoze Perez all playing big roles at some point during this sensational run of form.

Yet we've also seen one player emerge from the wilderness and become a dangerous threat for Newcastle - Sammy Ameobi.

The 22-year-old has long been seen as little more than Shola Amoebi's brother, and reports at the start of this season suggested that Newcastle were ready to let the winger leave St. James' Park.

However, Ameobi was introduced at half time against Tottenham in October, and has been a revelation ever since, scoring with his first touch that day and going on to rack up three assists in the following games.

Ameobi was reportedly told by Pardew that he was 'drinking in the last chance saloon' at Newcastle, and it seems that the gangly wide man has realised that he is walking a tightrope on Tyneside, and his performances show his remarkable improvement.

The Newcastle native is now running at defenders at pace, adding a trick or two to his repertoire, his defensive ability have improved whilst we're also seeing a better end product from Ameobi too.

This has all come at a great time for Ameobi, whose current contract at Newcastle ends in 2015 - meaning he is essentially playing for a new deal.

The Chronicle ran a poll on whether Ameobi should be given a new contract ahead of the January transfer window, and the results were staggering.

94% of fans voted in favour of Ameobi extending his stay at Newcastle, with only 6% saying he doesn't deserve a new and improved contract.

That just goes to show how Ameobi has improved this season, having gone from zero to hero in a matter of weeks - and his performances so far this season warrant a new deal.

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